by Debbie Griffin Contributing Writer The Otsego City Council tabled at its March 23 meeting an item regarding background checks for people who may come in contact as part of their job or volunteer duties with children, the public or city utilities. Mayor Jessica Stockamp suggested that Otsego contr...Read More
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  by Bruce Strand, Sports Editor The Star News area’s 1,000-Point Club expanded by three this winter: Rogers senior Cole Murray, Elk River junior Abi Scheid and Spectrum junior Jake Knollenberg. Scheid went over 1,000 early in the season and moved past five former Elk stars into second place ...Read More
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by Bruce Strand, Sports Editor Eleven Elk River graduates are playing college baseball this spring, three of them at Northwestern in St. Paul, announced Elk coach Ryan Holmgren. Tucker Morrell is a junior infielder and pitcher at Northwestern (St. Paul) after two seasons at Anoka-Ramsey. His brother...Read More
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by Bruce Strand, Arts Editor Nick Anthony, an Elk River native making a career as a stand-up comic, announced that he’s currently writing for a new CBS television show called “The Inspectors.” “Although I didn’t create this show, I am honored to work with such talented people and look forw...Read More
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The Minnesota House of Representatives has passed a bill, authored by Rep. Jenifer Loon, R-Eden Prairie, calling for a major change in the way teacher layoffs are conducted when finances, enrollments or instructional program changes call for a reduction of teaching positions. A companion bill author...Read More
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To those who think that posting or tweeting “sarcastic comments” in jest or otherwise are harmless and part of your freedom of speech, take a look at what Curt Schilling and his daughter are dealing with. What right does anyone have to bring upheaval to the lives of these people? Check out Schil...Read More
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I’d like to thank the Sunshine Depot for choosing to protect families, the public and their workers from the potential risk of using electronic cigarettes indoors. Very little is known about the aerosol emitted from these new and unknown products. What few studies have been done have found heavy m...Read More
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